Saudi Arabia has replaced some of its top military officers in a shake-up that elevates a younger generation, brings a woman into a senior government job.
Dr Tamader bint Youssef Al Rammah has been appointed deputy minister of labour and social development. She holds a PhD in Radiology and Medical Engineering from Manchester University, Faculty of Medicine and Human Sciences in 2007.
The military chief of staff, air defence and land forces heads and senior defence and interior ministry officials were removed. Tamadur bint Youssef Al Ramah became deputy labour minister, a rare high-level job for a woman in the kingdom.
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has promised reforms to wean Saudi Arabia off oil exports, create jobs and open up Saudis’ cloistered lifestyles.